Technology requirements in browsers

Benton, Kevin kevin.benton at
Thu Mar 2 18:07:15 UTC 2006

Dennis Melentyev wrote:
> Luis Villa wrote:
> > On 3/2/06, Nick Barnes <Nick.Barnes at> wrote:
> >
> >>I have considerable sympathy for this point of view, but from a
> >>different direction: in testing the P4DTI we use several of the
> >>Bugzilla interfaces from a python script.  This is easy as long as
> >>is possible to get basic Bugzilla functionality from any program
> >>can talk HTTP.
> >
> >
> > Wouldn't the right thing to do here be to finish the XML-RPC APIs?
> 100% argee.
> The main thing for me is UI have to be divided from functionality. So,
> one who need human-less operation (cron-based lynx or HTTP modules or
> other not-fully-browsers-things) would be able to call some API (say,
> Bugzilla-client CPAN module?) to do their stuff. With HTML UI left to
> most of people with modern browsers.

That sounds like a very reasonable requirement to me.  Is that on the
3.0 roadmap?  I've misplaced the URL and couldn't get to it from the
htdig link (gives internal server error).

Kevin Benton
Perl/Bugzilla Developer/Administrator, Perforce SCM Administrator
Personal Computing Systems Group
Advanced Micro Devices
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